Thanks Ray! It was better than I expected. For a first time event it went pretty smooth. I'm sure the next will be even better.
For the rattles, I wonder what would happen if you removed all of the ceiling tiles. Obviously it couldn't stay that way, but it would be an easy way to see if those alone are the problem. If they are, you might be able to add some weight to each tile, or secure them somehow.
The JTR 210HTs did sound very good, the 215s must be silly. The system as it was when we arrived was also very good. Next time maybe we should end with the full system. None of those single subs had a chance in comparison.
I was impressed with the Cap S2. IMO they were more capable than the Triaxs. I wonder how much more headroom the S2 had? Even if they had performed identically, the shape of the S2 is just easier to integrate into a room. But the Triax is an awesome sub and anyone would be lucky to own them.
The HST and the JTR 118 both seemed to suffer from the same signal chain issue or whatever it was that was going on. I have a feeling both of those subs would perform much better once setup properly. If Jeff is willing to come back out for the next meet, those two deserve another demo. The 118 is a great size, and I bet that will be a good seller when the final production models are ready. To clarify, I'm under the impression that the 118 we heard was a pre-production unit. The site says they're not available for a few more months.
My only suggestion for the next meet would be more clips at shorter lengths. The overall time felt good though.